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Startup The Harlem Garage to arrive in Harlem

The Harlem Garage

HarlemGarage is a business incubator located at 318 West 118th Street in the heart of West Harlem.

It will serve as a community event space and one stop shop housing local startups, small businesses, and other innovators.

“Harlem has such a strong and historically entrepreneurial spirit. HarlemGarage will be a space where today’s local businesses can develop and collaborate,” said Harlem resident Ryan Young, Community Coordinator at HarlemGarage.

Members will benefit from business enrichment workshops, networking opportunities, and a discount program offering deals to popular local establishments.

“HarlemGarage is about the advancement of Harlem small businesses through the exchange of expertise,” says Young.

To learn more contact info@harlemgarage.com.

via HarlemGarage Brings Startup Culture Uptown.

Today Only – Get 50% Discount on Dinner at Rack & Soul !

By HarlemGuy

I love a bargain. Especially when it benefits my community (or something wonderful adjacent thereto). Which is why I am sharing today’s great offer from LivingSocial.com.

LivingSocial offers steep discounts on a variety of products and services. Offers change daily. You can subscribe via email or visit the web site. You can specify target neighborhoods or zip codes too.

I could not resist today’s offer for Rack & Soul. Rack & Soul is a good soul food restaurant adjacent to Harlem. The food is incredibly tasty, and the owner is very nice and flexible. We had him cater a party once and he was very nice, helpful, and everything was as expected. Moreover, the food was incredible. If you’ve not tried Rack & Soul now is a great opportunity.

Try LivingSocial and Rack & Soul today and let us know how you liked them!

Virtual Mall Malluu Proves Harlem Remains A Center Of Innovation

By HarlemGuy

 Malluu.com is what we believe to be a first. A multi-level virtual shopping complex first reported in AM New York.

First floor: Six shoe stores featuring Adidas, Timberland, Puma, Fila, Polo and Reebok.

Second floor: A virtual movie theater with hot Summer previews including “The Other Guys” and “The Expendables.”

Third floor: Still under construction. Boutiques including Toure Designs, New York based jewelry designer Sue Tsai, Coco & Breezy Eyewear. Kaufman Furs and Brooklyn’s Mizchif Clothing are also considering the site.

A number of designers, some local some not, are excited about leveraging the store to reach more customers. Including celebrity hip-hop threads maker Alhassan Toure, a 36-year old designer, whose clients include LLCool J and Akon, didn’t want to rely on people making the trek to his store, Toure Designs. And Sue Tsai, 23, who launched her line of ankle bracelets in 2007 and has a store on Madison Avenue.

The goal is simple: “…to change the consumer experience,”. Mekeze Okoro. President and co-founder of Malluu.

Welcome To Harlem!